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Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

I was never a big fan of The Olive Garden but they did have one dish I really liked – Chicken con Broccoli. It was made with orecchiette pasta and had a delicious creamy garlic sauce that was mixed in with pieces of broccoli and topped with chicken. When I tasted my Creamy Garlic Sauce the first time I immediately thought back to that Olive Garden dish. While Olive Garden has since taken this meal off their menu you can easily recreate it at home, which is a good thing considering the calories, fat and sodium of the original meal was almost a full days serving.

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli Nutrition Fact

~Sarah

Nutritional Info for Olive Garden’s Chicken con Broccoli

Ingredients:

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl add the pasta and broccoli and stir gently to combine. Add the garlic sauce and gently stir until evenly coated.

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli finish

Transfer to a glass baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs (if using)

3. Transfer to 9 x 12 glass baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs (if using) and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 364.5, Cal. from Fat: 138, Total Fat: 15g, Sat. Fat: 1.5g, Carbs: 44.5g, Fiber: 8.5g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 14.5g, Sodium: 1041mg, Chol: 0mg

Notes:

Leftovers can be store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can freeze the leftovers for up to 6 months but you’ll want to add a bit of sauce when you reheat as the pasta will be a bit dry.

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